Table of Contents

updated 04/06/1987 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/06/1987 AT 01:00 AM EDT

ON THE COVER
Welcome, tovarishch! Did you know that sable hunters ride into the forests on the backs of reindeer? That the Russian Orthodox always stand in church and sing the entire service? That an American ex-GI belongs to a Siberian veterans' organization? For an unprecedented peek at everyday life throughout the Soviet Union, read on

UP FRONT 32
Our first regular issue ever on a single subject begins with an essay about our travels in the U.S.S.R.

MAIN STREET 42
Scotty Sclocchini of Philadelphia weds Lida Maevskaya and brings a bit of America to Irkutsk

COUPLES 46
Marriage is a long-distance duet for rocker Stas Namin and singer Ludmila Senchina

ARTS 52
Next time you think of Winnie-the-Pooh, bear in mind kindly Soviet illustrator Boris Diodorov

SCREEN 57
Gorbachev's "openness" leads to a long-banned opening for director Gleb Panfilov's film Tema

ON THE JOB 61
Can you dig it? Like many workers on the frontier, Vladimir Shityikov mines unique rewards in Siberia

ON THE MOVE 68
Legend says God's hands froze over Yakutia and He dropped all His riches, but Siberia's women are its most precious resource

SONG 76
Joan Baez soundalike Janna Bichevskaya hits a responsive chord playing musical archaeologist

BIO 81
Thriller writer Yulian Semyonov has earned a life-style of the rich and famous by spinning inside tales of Soviet espionage

TO THE TOP 88
Factory and government worker Galina Fedyanina is the kind of Communist Lenin dreamed about

OUT OF THE PAST 92
Yakob Kazakov works against time to restore the Catherine Palace

IN THE MONEY 98
Siberian hunter Nikolai Marfsalov traps sables that eventually are bought by New York's 7th Avenue

TEACHER 104
The verve and fervor of principal Fyodor Mikhailov and star teacher Yevgeny Ilyin have brought national attention to their school

JOCKS 108
Estonian twins Tynu and Toomas Tyniste are Soviet sailing's wave of the future

SPIRIT 110
Orthodox monk Hieromonk Methody and Lutheran pastors Vivian and Juri Raudsepp keep the faith in their atheist state

SPECTATOR 114
A relative visits American John (Reds) Reed's grave at the Kremlin and observes the setting of Ten Days That Shook the World

HERO 121
Scientist Vladimir Fialkov fights to save the world's largest body of fresh water, Lake Baikal, from pollution

PAGES 127
Revered novelist Valentin Rasputin writes movingly of the fate of the earth

STYLE 133
Designer Slava Zaitsev gives his country and his comrades a fashion boost

MAIL 4
PRONUNCIATION GUIDE 13
PICKS & PANS 14
TAKE ONE 31
LOOKOUT 67
ENCOUNTERS 136

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